New PDF release: Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold War: The Cultural Left

By Joanna Bullivant

the 1st significant research of Alan Bush, this ebook presents new views on twentieth-century tune and communism. British communist, composer of politicised works, and good friend of Soviet musicians, Bush proved to be 'a lightning rod' within the nationwide musical tradition. His radical imaginative and prescient for British song triggered severe reflections on aesthetics and the rights of artists to non-public political beliefs, in addition to influencing the improvement of state-sponsored song making in East Germany. Rejecting earlier characterisations of Bush as political and musical different, Joanna Bullivant strains his aesthetic venture from its origins within the Twenties to its cave in within the Seventies, incorporating dialogue of modernism, political music, tune thought, opera, and Bush's reaction to the Soviet track situation of 1948. Drawing on a wealth of archival resources, together with lately published records from MI5, this ebook constructs new views at the 'cultural chilly conflict' in the course of the lens of the person artist.

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